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The Hebrew Language Yated owes the Israeli public an apology

Parents of soldiers rely on the fact that the IDF will inform them personally if something happens to their son, G-d forbid, and they will not hear about it first in the media. That is simple consideration but it may also be halakha.

The Hebrew Language Yated owes the Israeli public an apology

When the Church also kidnaps children

The church never returned Edgardo Mortara to his family and never apologized for its deed. Op-ed.

When the Church also kidnaps children

The remarkable Torah of Rav Elimelech Wasserman HY”D

A small taste of the brilliance of the Talmid Chacham we lost because of a barbaric terrorist's bullet.

The remarkable Torah of Rav Elimelech Wasserman HY”D

The mitzva of rescuing hostages and the story of a hero pilot

No movie was made about Captain Uri Bar Lev, he was even accused of disobeying orders. Here is his story. May the IDF succeed, as he did.

The mitzva of rescuing hostages and the story of a hero pilot

If a laptop is destroyed by a reclining passenger on a flight

Whose fault is it? And who pays? A true story leading to a halakhic debate.

If a laptop is destroyed by a reclining passenger on a flight

The Emergency Haggadah

A shortened version of the Haggadah for medical professionals on a call or the dangerously ill only.

The Emergency Haggadah

Remember the Neve Yaakov shooting attack victims (video)

The Torah tells us that Moshe felt his people's suffering. Do not forget the Kedoshim hy"d who fell this past Shabbos evening..

Remember the Neve Yaakov shooting attack victims (video)

We need to stop calling people 'Nazis'

For several reasons, delineated below, we should never ever label someone a Nazi, Op-ed.

We need to stop calling people 'Nazis'

Sefas Tamim: The Emes parasha sheet

The parasha in halakha, mussar, and with words of chizuk .

Sefas Tamim: The Emes parasha sheet

A talk with the co-founder of Nefesh B'Nefesh

Why there are no aliyah billboards on the roads in the USA and how NBN connects potential olim with job opportunities. Interview.

A talk with the co-founder of Nefesh B'Nefesh

Sledgehammer by (former) US Amb. David Friedman: A Review

David Friedman gives us the inside view of what led to the Abraham Accords and of the PA's rejection of any progress. And more. Op-ed.

Sledgehammer by (former) US  Amb. David Friedman: A Review

Netanyahu and 'Fruit of the Forbidden Tree:' NSO spying?

Some would argue that the dangers of Israel becoming a police state are even greater than that of it happening in the United States..Op-ed.

Netanyahu and 'Fruit of the Forbidden Tree:' NSO spying?

New information emerges about the 1929 Hevron Massacre

A wealthy American begged the British to send a convoy to save the wounded in the Hevron massacre, offering to pay, but to no avail. Op-ed.

New information emerges about the 1929 Hevron Massacre

On Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: The controversy over his works

The original thinking Torah genius faced criticism from both Reform Rabbi J. Neusner and a leading Torah figure in the hareidi world. Op-ed.

On Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz: The controversy over his works

A letter to Seth Rogen

Come back to us Seth.  You are talented. You are funny.  And most of all, you are Jewish. Take hold of your birthright.

A letter to Seth Rogen

A halakhic analysis of the Monsey terror attack

A halakhic analysis of the Monsey terror attack

Using Reform and Conservative Synagogues: A new halakhic clarification

Using Reform and Conservative Synagogues: A new halakhic clarification

Prayer for lighting a yahrzeit candle

Prayer for lighting a yahrzeit candle

Halakha on the Line: Impaired judgment

Halakha on the Line: Impaired judgment